Worth noting

• The A's on Friday acquired right-hander Deck McGuire from the Blue Jays for cash and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

McGuire was 6-9 with a 4.21 ERA in 20 starts between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo.

Kyle Blanks, stationed on the disabled list with a left calf strain since June 24, is still at least a week away from a rehab stint. The A's first baseman isn't expected to be sent out for one until the team returns home at the end of the month, Melvin said.

Stephen Vogt remains unavailable behind the plate because of a right foot issue but will continue to see time at first base and designated hitter.

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